TABLE F-7 Serum Lutein and Zeaxanthin (µg/dL) of Persons Aged 4 Years and Older: Mean and Selected Percentiles, United States, NHANES III, 1988–1994

Sexa and Age, y

Number of Persons Examined

Selected Percentiles

   

Mean

1st

5th

Both sexes, 4–8

2,835

19.7

8.6

10.8

Standard error

 

0.3

0.3

0.3

M, 9–13

1,072

18.1

7.9

9.7

Standard error

 

0.3

0.4

0.3

M, 14–18

816

15.5

5.8

7.6

Standard error

 

0.4

0.4

0.4

M, 19–30

1,782

18.6

6.6

8.9

Standard error

 

0.4

0.3

0.2

M, 31–50

2,391

21.5

7.2

9.7

Standard error

 

0.4

0.3

0.2

M, 51–70

1,894

24.0

6.9

10.2

Standard error

 

0.5

0.4

0.3

M, 71+

1,193

23.5

7.4

10.1

Standard error

 

0.6

0.3

0.3

F, 9–13

1,094

18.1

8.0

9.9

Standard error

 

0.5

0.3

0.4

F, 14–18

937

16.2

6.6

8.4

Standard error

 

0.5

0.5

0.3

F, 19–30

2,028

18.6

7.3

9.3

Standard error

 

0.4

0.2

0.2

F, 31–50

2,839

21.4

7.2

9.8

Standard error

 

0.3

0.2

0.2

F, 51–70

1,956

24.4

7.2

10.2

Standard error

 

0.5

0.7

0.2

F, 71+

1,289

25.7

7.8

10.8

Standard error

 

0.7

0.3

0.4

All individuals

22,126

20.9

7.1

9.6

Standard error

 

0.3

0.1

0.1

a M = male, F = female.

SOURCE: Iowa State University Department of Statistics, 1999.



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